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CPU Comparison

The table includes both “as built” and “dreaming only” CPUs. Rank2018 CPU PassMark Benchmark 2 i9-7908XE@2.6 27,786 36 i9-9900K@3.6 20,156 38 i7-7900X@3.3 20,046 67 i7-9700k@3.6 17,329 96 i7-8700k@3.7 15,960 264 i7-4770k@3.5 10,091 401 i7-2600k@3.4 8,444 510 i5-6500@3.2 7,240

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Peripherals

Current and historical record of Mice and Keyboards. Item Product Year Cost Mouse Logitech G403 Wired Optical Gaming Mouse with RGB Lighting 2018 Nov $35 Mouse Logitech G Pro Gaming FPS Mouse with Advanced Gaming Sensor 2016 Dec $52 Mouse … Continue reading

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Java Command Line Parsers Taxonomy

Ever wanted to see a complete list of Java command-line parser libraries? Here is the project for you. The git project javacommandlineparsers contains a list of Java command-line parser libraries, in JSON format, and transformed to markup, csv and html. … Continue reading

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Java command-line argument parser taxonomy

Every once in a while, at the beginning of a new project, I start the search for a command-line argument parsing library in Java. This post shows the results of examining the field as of mid 2018. This post serves … Continue reading

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Virtual Machine Server

The goal of this machine was to replace the oldest machine build recorded on this blog – the 2009 Core i7 920 build. This is the current workhorse virtual machine server. The approach taken (refurbished) was a direct result of … Continue reading

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ZFS Case Upgrade

The original ZFS machine has grown a bit over the years. It started with two 2TB hard drives, then got two more, then finally two more. The “little” NZXT case has more than enough drive slots, but this setup violated … Continue reading

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JRebirth quick evaluation

Want to see how you can quickly tell that somebody wrote 79,695 lines of Java on a completely wasted library/framework? Watch how quickly JRebirth comes to a head-slap fail: 1) Visit http://www.jrebirth.org/ 2) Under Documentation, click on Installation, create the … Continue reading

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Java Self Loathing

Oracle hates its own product so much (Java) that it actively discourages people from ever running it. This is apparent in the JNLP dialogs you get when starting an application for the first time. Can you spot the difference? Both … Continue reading

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RIP REST

2018 resolution: Say RIP to REST – aka “the year of RIP REST” The specific resolution – only use “REST” casually, as a synonym for “client-server” REST has had a pretty good run. The PhD dissertation was published in 2000. … Continue reading

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Vue.js carousel State Fair

This is the announcment page for Minnesota State Fair Space Tower. This was the “next level of difficulty” for Vue.js. It involved using vue-cli to create the webpack-simple basis for the project, then learning how to incorporate components into the … Continue reading

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